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  • Full time online creators are seeking fan-donated salaries
  • Full time online creators are seeking fan-donated salaries
    Asher Isbrucker, Creative Commons (2013) ©
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Patreon: becoming a patron of the digital arts

Artists once received patronage from wealthy individuals who either believed in their work or wanted to ride on their coattails. Now, enterprising artists are looking online for support through crowdfunding services like Patreon. How is it connecting creators with their fan bases?

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Patreon looks like the unexpected offspring of Kickstarter and digital tip jar services. It offers artists of all genres a platform to connect with their fans and receive a regular source of income to support their content creation, whether they’re producing webcomics, a YouTube series or podcasts.

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